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Drug information on Noctaderm (Doxepin) from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Consumer Healthcare)

Noctaderm

  Cream
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Consumer Healthcare)
Generic : Doxepin
 37.50
5%
15g
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Medical Condition(s) for which Noctaderm may be prescribed


Side effects of Noctaderm

   Anticholinergic Effects : Dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation and urinary retention.

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, confusion, disorientation, hallucinations, numbness, tingling, incoordination, seizures, tardive dyskinesia and tremor.

   Heart : Low/high blood pressure and fast heart rate.

   Allergic : Skin rash, swelling in the face, lips, eyes, mouth, light sensitivity and itching.

   Blood : Eosinophilia, bone marrow depression and bruising.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, taste disturbances, diarrhea and loss of appetite.

   Genitourinary : Raised or lowered sexual drive, testicular swelling, breast enlargement in males, spontaneous milk secretion in females and raising or lowering of blood sugar levels.

   Miscellaneous : Dizziness, ringing in the ear, weight gain, increased sweating, chills, fatigue, weakness, flushing, jaundice, hair loss, headache and fever.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Initial: 75 mg/day, up to 300 mg/day in severely depressed patients. Total daily dose is more than 100 mg should be given in divided doses.

How to use Noctaderm?

It comes as a capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Noctaderm not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, urinary retention and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Noctaderm

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of enlarged prostate, diabetes, seizures, an overactive thyroid gland, liver, kidney or heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

Other Precautions for Noctaderm

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Noctaderm

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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